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Recently, Christopher J. Long, MD, an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Dana A. Weiss, MD, an attending pediatric urologist in the Division of Urology at CHOP, along with colleagues and team members, traveled to Trinidad and Tobago on a urological mission trip. The goal of this trip was to operate on patients with a variety of pediatric urologic issues including undescended testes and hypospadias.
Given the complicated nature of the procedures, our CHOP team paired with the local surgery team at San Fernando Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago in order to help educate and transmit important knowledge to improve the surgical outcomes for these boys. An exciting element of this collaboration that sets this mission trip apart from past trips is that the CHOP team will be able to receive updates on patients who underwent surgery until they return the following year for the third time.
Contributed by: Kaila M. Conti